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Post Cards Buffalo Soldiers

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Post Cards Buffalo Soldiers


Vernacular photography refers to photos that focus on everyday life and people and makes the ordinary and familiar matter.

In the case of African American servicemen, vernacular photography visually turned the uniformed soldier into both an everyday-man and first-class citizen. Photographs of Black men standing strong and dressed in military uniform showed them as loyal and patriotic, but most importantly, as American citizens.


March 23, 1918

Bibliographic Citation

African American Real Photo Postcard Collection, MS. 0583, Box 2, Special Collections,

The Johns Hopkins University